“Gun violence does not discriminate. It is not black or white. It is not gay or straight. It is not Republican or Democrat. We must come together to reject hate in all its forms while working to ensure that hateful, dangerous individuals do not have access to weapons of war. The easy accessibility of highly lethal weapons turns nightclubs into slaughterhouses, churches into graveyards, and baseball fields into war zones.
“Tonight’s results reaffirm what many of us already knew: gun violence prevention is a winning issue in Virginia. Long before it was politically expedient, Ralph Northam supported lifesaving gun violence prevention policies. He has been a leader in our movement for many years, and I am extremely heartened to see Virginians choose him as their Democratic nominee for governor.”
“At a time when the Trump campaign’s connections to the Kremlin are dominating the conversation in Washington, it is shocking to see the administration bring on yet another person with dubious ties to the Russian government. As the Mueller investigation begins, it is important to ask where Sheriff Clarke and the NRA fit into all this.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 17, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick email@example.com 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Governor Deal received 145 calls, emails, and letters in support of the campus carry bill he recently signed. He received nearly 15,000 in opposition. Washington, DC (May 17, 2017) — A new open records request reveals that Georgia Governor Nathan Deal received […]
“In Steven Jansen, voters in the 13th District have a candidate who will stand up for the safety of their families. As director of Prosecutors Against Gun Violence, he has dedicated his career to preventing guns from falling into the hands of dangerous individuals. He has consistently advocated for commonsense policies to protect citizens from gun violence in all its forms — from domestic violence to firearm suicide. We need strong leaders like Steven Jansen in Richmond, and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is proud to support him.”
In his race for governor, Northam has continued his strong support for a safer Virginia. As a doctor, Northam has seen the dangerous effects of guns up close, and as an elected official he has used his position to fight for stronger gun laws. He has a proven record of standing up and speaking out on this vital issue while others have stayed silent. His support for gun violence prevention has never been a political talking point, because Ralph Northam views the issue as a moral obligation to his constituents. We are proud to support his campaign.
In a Blow to the Gun Lobby, Senator Warner Announces Opposition to Federally Mandated Concealed Carry Reciprocity
“Federally mandated concealed carry reciprocity is a dangerous proposal that conflicts with the values of most Americans. Allowing armed concealed carry permit holders from states with weak permitting laws to carry across the country has long been a priority for NRA leadership. Senator Warner — the NRA’s home state senator — sent a powerful message to them today.”
Ten Years After Virginia Tech Massacre, Survivor and CSGV Virginia State Director Reflects on Progress
“After Virginia Tech, I dedicated my life to fighting for stronger gun laws. It has been a difficult road. In ten years, we have encountered challenges and heartbreak, but we have also seen positive change. We have seen gun violence prevention go from an issue no politician wants to talk about to an issue candidates build their campaigns around. The gun violence prevention movement has become more politically organized and impactful than ever, with more activists, donors, and volunteers joining the fight each day.”
“As the tenth anniversary of the massacre at Virginia Tech University nears, we recall then-President George W. Bush’s comforting words following the tragedy. President Bush — no enemy of the gun lobby — knew when to put politics aside and use the power of the presidency to speak to a wounded nation. When President Trump is faced with the next Virginia Tech, Aurora, Charleston, Newtown, or Orlando, will he be able to find the right words? Will he even care?”
Domestic violence shooting at North Park Elementary School shows the danger of armed abusers — both for intended victims and the general public. San Bernardino, CA (April 11, 2017) — A shooting described as a murder-suicide unfolded Monday morning inside a San Bernardino elementary school. In what is thought to be a domestic dispute, a 53-year-old male […]